Boomkat Product Review:
Great old-fashioned hip hop instrumentals from Jackson Jones on Galapgos 4, avoiding the more technology-driven sounds of digital hip hop in favour of solid sampler skills with plenty of dust and crackle laid on for good measure. 'Bound & Gagged' takes blunted, eching beats and sets them against minor-key piano sweeps for a classic dose of hip hop noir. Similarly downbeat melodramatics are employed on 'Seasonin', with its orchestral twists and turns, while the spooky xylophones and children's choirs are out in force for the excellent 'Monster Dot Com'. The best tracks tend to have a hazy cinematic quality to them, but further highlights come from the tightened up funk loops of 'he Lotto' and 'Pygmalion', which cheekily steals the main melody from 'Paint It Black'. Recommended.